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Mecklenburg County, North Carolina (NC)

County population in 2019: 1,110,356 (99% urban, 1% rural); it was 695,454 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 184,971
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 34,617
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 170,392
Renter-occupied apartments: 142,625 (it was 103,024 in 2000)
% of renters here:

38%
State:

33%

Land area: 526 sq. mi.

Water area: 19.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 2110 people per square mile   (very high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Mecklenburg County: 94.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (18.6%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (14.4%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (12.8%), Retail trade (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 87%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Mecklenburg County, NC (2019)
    • 510,58546.0%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 346,09031.2%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 152,92513.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 63,3875.7%Asian alone
    • 32,1472.9%Two or more races
    • 2,6080.2%Some other race alone
    • 2,2350.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 3790.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

35.4 years
North Carolina median age:

39.1 years
Males: 533,271  (48.0%)
Females: 577,085  (52.0%)
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Average household size:
Mecklenburg County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $69,072 ($50,579 in 1999)
This county:

$69,072
North Carolina:

$57,341

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $1,051 (lower quartile is $825, upper quartile is $1,341)
This county:

$1051
State:

$755


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $271,500 (it was $139,000 in 2000)
Mecklenburg:

$271,500
North Carolina:

$193,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $182,000 - $407,100

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $351,188
Here:

$351,188
State:

$265,100

Townhouses or other attached units: $243,103
Here:

$243,103
State:

$217,635

In 2-unit structures: $456,672
Here:

$456,672
State:

$185,455

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $162,280
Here:

$162,280
State:

$181,079

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $308,355
Here:

$308,355
State:

$231,999

Mobile homes: $63,153
Here:

$63,153
State:

$77,551

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $155,879
Here:

$155,879
State:

$376,925

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,510
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $501

Institutionalized population: 6,172
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Health of residents in Mecklenburg County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2019:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.4. This is about average.
72.4% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
43.3% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
47.9% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
65.2% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 198 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 164 pounds. This is about average.

Health of residents in Mecklenburg County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.6. This is better than average.
78.4% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
42.3% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
74.7% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
73.5% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 194 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 161 pounds. This is about average.
24.3% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6931 buildings, average cost: $118,800
  • 1998: 8637 buildings, average cost: $122,200
  • 1999: 9754 buildings, average cost: $104,000
  • 2000: 8564 buildings, average cost: $130,400
  • 2001: 8345 buildings, average cost: $127,800
  • 2002: 8357 buildings, average cost: $126,900
  • 2003: 7591 buildings, average cost: $131,400
  • 2004: 8463 buildings, average cost: $137,700
  • 2005: 8473 buildings, average cost: $144,100
  • 2006: 9287 buildings, average cost: $155,100
  • 2007: 6857 buildings, average cost: $164,200
  • 2008: 2496 buildings, average cost: $161,400
  • 2009: 1315 buildings, average cost: $179,800
  • 2010: 1869 buildings, average cost: $175,600
  • 2011: 1949 buildings, average cost: $179,400
  • 2012: 3200 buildings, average cost: $192,100
  • 2013: 3863 buildings, average cost: $203,300
  • 2014: 3896 buildings, average cost: $212,800
  • 2015: 3972 buildings, average cost: $224,100
  • 2016: 4901 buildings, average cost: $227,600
  • 2017: 5127 buildings, average cost: $230,300
  • 2018: 5813 buildings, average cost: $235,100
  • 2019: 5433 buildings, average cost: $237,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Mecklenburg, NC residents
Average permit cost in Mecklenburg, NC
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,482 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,230 (0.9%)

Distribution of median household income in Mecklenburg, NC in 2019
Distribution of house value in Mecklenburg, NC in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Mecklenburg, NC in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 10.2%
Mecklenburg County:

10.2%
North Carolina:

13.6%
(5.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.2% for Black residents, 17.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.7% for American Indian residents, 6.4% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 21.1% for other race residents, 15.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 35.4 years old
(Males: 34.1 years old, Females: 36.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40.0 years old, Black residents: 34.2 years old, American Indian residents: 35.9 years old, Asian residents: 34.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.5 years old, Other race residents: 26.0 years old)

Area name: Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Mecklenburg County is $613 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $680 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $857 a month.

Cities in this county include: Charlotte, Huntersville, Matthews, Mint Hill, Cornelius, Davidson, Pineville.

Mecklenburg County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2018 air pollution in Mecklenburg County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.237 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.028 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 15.5 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.3 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.000 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Mecklenburg County: Yates Place Camp (A), Uwharrie Hunting Camp (B), Cove Boat Ramp (C), Town Creek Indian Mound (D), Hydro (E), Tuckertown (F), Badin Lake Campground (G), Badin Lake Group Campground (H), East Morris Mountain Hunt Camp (I), West Morris Mountain Camp (J), State Prison Camp 804 (K), Uwharrie National Forest Station (L), North Carolina Forest Service Rangers Office (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Mecklenburg County include: Hamer Creek Church (A), New Hope Church (B), Mountain Grove Church (C), Mount Zion Church (D), Thomasville Church (E), Mount Olivet Church (F), Macedonia Church (G), Little River Church (H), Laurel Hill Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bruton Cemetery (1), Chisolm Cemetery (2), Gillis Cemetery (3), Shiloh Cemetery (4), Love Joy Cemetery (5), Macedonia Cemetery (6), Lanes Chapel Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Alexander Pond (A), Chappell Pond (B), North State Orchard Pond Number Two (C), Smitherman Mill Pond (D), North State Orchard Pond Number One (E), McNair Lake (F), Ewing Lake (G), Cunningham Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Indian Branch (A), Hughs Creek (B), Susies Creek (C), Hogpen Branch (D), Haystack Branch (E), Gravelly Branch (F), Gold Branch (G), Glady Fork (H), Gillis Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Mecklenburg County include: Uwharrie Wildlife Area (1), Uwbarrie Game Land (2), Town Creek Indian Mound State Historic Site (3), Uwharrie Game Land (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Cherokee County, South Carolina , Cabarrus County , Dare County , Hoke County , Jackson County , Sevier County, Tennessee , Wilson County .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.5%
North Carolina:

6.1%

Unemployment by year in Mecklenburg, NC
County total employment by year in Mecklenburg, NC
County average yearly wages by year in Mecklenburg, NC

Current college students: 42,462
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 45.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 175,616 (37.9% naturalized citizens)

Mecklenburg County:

15.8%
Whole state:

8.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 70,5902010 or later
  • 46,8962000 to 2009
  • 31,2081990 to 1999
  • 14,4701980 to 1989
  • 6,3881970 to 1979
  • 5,063Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 90.8%

Mecklenburg County marital status for males Mecklenburg County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 266,583
  • One, attached: 36,811
  • Two: 6,540
  • 3 or 4: 10,401
  • 5 to 9: 25,693
  • 10 to 19: 43,162
  • 20 to 49: 34,939
  • 50 or more: 35,858
  • Mobile homes: 6,883
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 85

Housing units in Mecklenburg County with a mortgage: 183,320 (2,333 second mortgage, 19,550 home equity loan, 186 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 55,300

Here:

76.9% with mortgage
State:

63.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Mecklenburg County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant204,287491
Mainline Protestant138,743188
Catholic78,69215
Black Protestant26,61273
Other20,97968
Orthodox8,72412
None442,262-
Mecklenburg County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 185
Mecklenburg County:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 10
Here:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 83
This county:

0.96 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 245
Mecklenburg County:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 804
This county:

9.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Mecklenburg County:

7.7%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Mecklenburg County:

24.2%
State:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.4%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Mecklenburg County:

Average size of farms: 85 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $238,380
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $9911.39
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 92.05%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 6.68%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $193,829
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 26.46%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 5.57%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $35,460
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.00%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 16.12
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 6.95%
Corn for grain: 148 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1512 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1365 harvested acres
Vegetables: 72 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 9 acres

Tornado activity:

Mecklenburg County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 6761981.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 8 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/15/1976, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 7 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mecklenburg County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 21% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 87.3 miles away from Mecklenburg County center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 245.2 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 133.3 miles away from the county center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 166.0 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 268.4 miles away from Mecklenburg County center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 180.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • North Carolina Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4487, Natural disaster type: Other
  • North Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3222: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3222, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Tropical Storm Frances, Incident Period: September 07, 2004 to September 12, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1546: September 10, 2004, FEMA Id: 1546, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • North Carolina Severe Ice Storm, Incident Period: December 04, 2002 to December 06, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1448: December 12, 2002, FEMA Id: 1448, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • North Carolina Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 24, 2000 to February 01, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1312: January 31, 2000, FEMA Id: 1312, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • North Carolina Blizzard, Incident Period: January 06, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1087: January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: 1087, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • North Carolina HURRICANE HUGO, Incident Period: September 21, 1989 to September 22, 1989, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-844: September 25, 1989, FEMA Id: 844, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Drought, Incident Period: August 11, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3049: August 11, 1977, FEMA Id: 3049, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • North Carolina Drought and Freezing, Incident Period: March 02, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3033: March 02, 1977, FEMA Id: 3033, Natural disaster type: Freeze, Drought

The number of natural disasters in Mecklenburg County (9) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Mecklenburg

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 603,231 (78.6%)
  • Carpooled: 60,687 (7.9%)
  • Bus: 11,874 (1.5%)
  • Subway or elevated rail: 1,575 (0.2%)
  • Long-distance train or commuter rail: 35 (0.0%)
  • Light rail, streetcar or trolley: 6,431 (0.8%)
  • Ferryboat: 124 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 9,356 (1.2%)
  • Bicycle: 860 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 11,631 (1.5%)
  • Worked at home: 62,143 (8.1%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (10%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (15%)
  • India (13%)
  • Honduras (8%)
  • El Salvador (5%)
  • Vietnam (4%)
  • Dominican Republic (2%)
  • Guatemala (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Mecklenburg County


  • American (7%)
  • English (4%)
  • German (4%)
  • African (3%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • European (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina in 2000:

  • 6,355 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 3,371 people in nursing homes
  • 1,919 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 1,516 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 393 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 298 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 264 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 250 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 249 people in state prisons
  • 202 people in other group homes
  • 199 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 150 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 150 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 142 people in halfway houses
  • 36 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 26 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 17 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 13 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 8 people in religious group quarters
  • 4 people in unknown juvenile institutions

People in group quarters in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina in 2010:

  • 7,046 people in college/university student housing
  • 3,654 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,956 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 910 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 825 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 499 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 357 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 244 people in state prisons
  • 205 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 133 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 129 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 56 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $93,531.

8.69% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($71,194 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.69%
North Carolina average:

7.88%


0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($561 average AGI)
Mecklenburg County:

0.04%
North Carolina average:

0.08%

2.88% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($21,006 average AGI)
5.77% relocated from other states ($49,627 average AGI)
Mecklenburg County:

5.77%
North Carolina average:

3.75%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Union County, NC  0.45% ($66,457 average AGI)
from Cabarrus County, NC  0.40% ($56,408)
from York County, SC  0.28% ($90,789)
from Wake County, NC  0.24% ($62,943)
from Gaston County, NC  0.23% ($42,169)
from Iredell County, NC  0.21% ($80,523)
from Guilford County, NC  0.17% ($42,746)


7.70% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($72,841 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.70%
North Carolina average:

7.23%


0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($826 average AGI)
Mecklenburg County:

0.06%
North Carolina average:

0.09%

3.24% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($27,680 average AGI)
4.39% relocated to other states ($44,335 average AGI)
Mecklenburg County:

4.39%
North Carolina average:

3.07%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cabarrus County, NC  0.64% ($63,873 average AGI)
to Union County, NC  0.61% ($87,123)
to York County, SC  0.52% ($75,542)
to Gaston County, NC  0.44% ($50,588)
to Iredell County, NC  0.23% ($78,379)
to Lancaster County, SC  0.20% ($110,210)
to Wake County, NC  0.19% ($72,212)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.8
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 14.7

Births per 1000 population in Mecklenburg County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 5.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Mecklenburg County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2018: 6.0

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Mecklenburg County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 13.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Mecklenburg County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Mecklenburg County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Mecklenburg County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Mecklenburg County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Mecklenburg County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Mecklenburg County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 83,844 (69,474 aged, 14,370 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 29,395 (12%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (6,228)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (5,446)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (5,127)
  • Unspecified dementia (4,398)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (3,828)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (3,589)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (2,962)
  • Congestive heart failure (2,708)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2,109)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (1,952)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.78
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 12,591
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 253
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 42,144

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,712
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 632
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 50
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 98

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 17
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1
Fitness & recreation sports centers per 100,000 population in 2005: 9,711

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 101.0. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 76.7
  • Cut/Pierce - 11.3
  • Other - 13.0

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 93.7. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 51.7
  • Suffocation - 18.2
  • Poisoning - 15.2
  • Other - 8.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,110,356
  • Male householders: 211,529 (62,243 living alone), Female householders: 214,784 (76,847 living alone)
  • 180,857 spouses (178,842 opposite-sex spouses), 28,711 unmarried partners, (26,669 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 335,788 children (318,757 natural, 6,790 adopted, 10,241 stepchildren), 20,124 grandchildren, 14,796 brothers or sisters, 21,103 parents, 285 foster children, 18,119 other relatives, 48,299 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 15,961

Size of family households: 112,991 2-persons, 60,567 3-persons, 52,789 4-persons, 17,248 5-persons, 7,650 6-persons, 3,514 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 139,090 1-person, 27,241 2-persons, 4,003 3-persons, 901 4-persons, 319 5-persons.

149,485 married couples with children.
82,659 single-parent households (17,771 men, 64,888 women).

80.0% of residents of Mecklenburg speak English at home.
11.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (52% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 13% don't speak English at all).
3.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
3.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (53% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak other language at home (77% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $3,227,497,000 ($4,183 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $186,733,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,236,744,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $506,980,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $12,028,000
Federal grants: $561,168,000
Federal procurement contracts: $552,001,000 ($69,682,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $358,574,000 ($42,480,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $23,846,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $932,718,000
Federal Government insurance: $471,120,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 66,184
Here:

83 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 24,609
Here:

31 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +24,476
Here:

+31 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +35,986
Here:

+45 per 1000 residents
State:

+27 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Mecklenburg County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 106.50 millions of gallons per day (2% from ground, 98% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.9
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.4

Year house built in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
  • Year house built in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
  • 43,7962014 or later
  • 21,9192010 to 2013
  • 104,2192000 to 2009
  • 91,8061990 to 1999
  • 70,1661980 to 1989
  • 55,0381970 to 1979
  • 33,8181960 to 1969
  • 25,4031950 to 1959
  • 10,5291940 to 1949
  • 10,2611939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
  • 4091 room
  • 6312 rooms
  • 3,5863 rooms
  • 15,2964 rooms
  • 36,6205 rooms
  • 46,4346 rooms
  • 39,0737 rooms
  • 36,4948 rooms
  • 60,0779+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
  • 7,0831 room
  • 11,2812 rooms
  • 40,4633 rooms
  • 53,8604 rooms
  • 36,1725 rooms
  • 21,3146 rooms
  • 9,4807 rooms
  • 4,4918 rooms
  • 3,5499+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
  • 409no bedroom
  • 2,2881 bedroom
  • 27,5932 bedrooms
  • 109,3573 bedrooms
  • 74,2954 bedrooms
  • 24,6785+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
  • 7,457no bedroom
  • 47,4871 bedroom
  • 75,7932 bedrooms
  • 44,8393 bedrooms
  • 10,6334 bedrooms
  • 1,4845+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Mecklenburg County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Mecklenburg County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 4,758no vehicle
  • 65,1991 vehicle
  • 112,0092 vehicles
  • 39,9623 vehicles
  • 12,3104 vehicles
  • 4,3825+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Mecklenburg County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Mecklenburg County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 21,106no vehicle
  • 95,7501 vehicle
  • 57,8202 vehicles
  • 10,3273 vehicles
  • 1,7774 vehicles
  • 9135+ vehicles

82.2% of Mecklenburg County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 36% lived in North Carolina.

Mecklenburg County:

82.2%
State average:

84.8%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 453,098
  • Other state: 467,568
  • Northeast: 159,706
  • Midwest: 82,134
  • South: 191,372
  • West: 34,356
Year householders moved into unit in Mecklenburg County, NC
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Mecklenburg County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 66.7%Utility gas
  • 31.4%Electricity
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 73.0%Electricity
  • 25.6%Utility gas
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 13,602
Here:

11.7%
North Carolina:

11.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 6,379
Here:

11.5%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 13,590
Here:

22.8%
North Carolina:

19.1%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Mecklenburg County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $82,207,000
  • Charges - Other: $81,491,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $36,213,000
    Higher Education - Other: $27,973,000
    Solid Waste Management: $22,780,000
    Sewerage: $18,825,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $14,862,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $11,864,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $11,739,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,033,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $2,111,000
    Parking Facilities: $1,030,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $229,496,000
    Other Higher Education: $66,566,000
    General Public Buildings: $64,863,000
    Parks and Recreation: $28,171,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $8,657,000
    Libraries: $7,299,000
    Housing and Community Development: $592,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,395,639,000
    Health - Other: $169,656,000
    Other Higher Education: $156,852,000
    Correctional Institutions: $120,544,000
    Police Protection: $106,586,000
    Liquor Stores: $99,940,000
    Transit Utilities: $55,916,000
    Housing and Community Development: $48,741,000
    Central Staff Services: $43,188,000
    Parks and Recreation: $38,504,000
    General - Other: $38,310,000
    Libraries: $33,280,000
    Financial Administration: $33,093,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $29,796,000
    Solid Waste Management: $19,552,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $18,257,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $16,382,000
    General Public Buildings: $13,832,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $13,565,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $11,046,000
    Local Fire Protection: $6,235,000
    Hospitals: $1,261,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $52,187,000
    Education: $14,600,000
    Health and Hospitals: $13,914,000
    Other: $11,416,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,134,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $96,052,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $17,681,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $6,841,000
    Other - General - Other: $2,092,000
    Other - Health - Other: $403,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $59,071,000
    General - Other: $914,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $102,057,000
    Health and Hospitals: $10,960,000
    Other: $2,400,000
    General Local Government Support: $419,000
    Public Welfare: $107,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,476,338,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,424,057,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $344,135,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $291,854,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $24,665,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $23,880,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $785,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $26,092,000
    Interest Earnings: $12,601,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $7,233,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,829,000
    Sale of Property: $1,607,000
    Rents: $313,000
    Special Assessments: $38,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $14,280,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,124,000
    Other Higher Education: $3,335,000
    Parks and Recreation: $483,000
    Police Protection: $373,000
    General - Other: $330,000
    Health - Other: $93,000
    Financial Administration: $81,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $374,939,000
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $124,660,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $221,673,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $1,062,527,000
    Public Welfare: $35,061,000
    Health and Hospitals: $9,789,000
    Other: $2,949,000
    General Local Government Support: $415,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,060,947,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $302,428,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $13,454,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $12,754,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $5,604,000
    Other Selective Sales: $5,195,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,694,000
    Other License: $1,987,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $921,529,000

Mecklenburg County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $82,207,000
  • Charges - Other: $81,491,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $36,213,000
    Higher Education - Other: $27,973,000
    Solid Waste Management: $22,780,000
    Sewerage: $18,825,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $14,862,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $11,864,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $11,739,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,033,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $2,111,000
    Parking Facilities: $1,030,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $229,496,000
    Other Higher Education: $66,566,000
    General Public Buildings: $64,863,000
    Parks and Recreation: $28,171,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $8,657,000
    Libraries: $7,299,000
    Housing and Community Development: $592,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,395,639,000
    Health - Other: $169,656,000
    Other Higher Education: $156,852,000
    Correctional Institutions: $120,544,000
    Police Protection: $106,586,000
    Liquor Stores: $99,940,000
    Transit Utilities: $55,916,000
    Housing and Community Development: $48,741,000
    Central Staff Services: $43,188,000
    Parks and Recreation: $38,504,000
    General - Other: $38,310,000
    Libraries: $33,280,000
    Financial Administration: $33,093,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $29,796,000
    Solid Waste Management: $19,552,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $18,257,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $16,382,000
    General Public Buildings: $13,832,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $13,565,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $11,046,000
    Local Fire Protection: $6,235,000
    Hospitals: $1,261,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $52,187,000
    Education: $14,600,000
    Health and Hospitals: $13,914,000
    Other: $11,416,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,134,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $96,052,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $17,681,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $6,841,000
    Other - General - Other: $2,092,000
    Other - Health - Other: $403,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $59,071,000
    General - Other: $914,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $102,057,000
    Health and Hospitals: $10,960,000
    Other: $2,400,000
    General Local Government Support: $419,000
    Public Welfare: $107,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,476,338,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,424,057,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $344,135,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $291,854,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $24,665,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $23,880,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $785,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $26,092,000
    Interest Earnings: $12,601,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $7,233,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,829,000
    Sale of Property: $1,607,000
    Rents: $313,000
    Special Assessments: $38,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $14,280,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,124,000
    Other Higher Education: $3,335,000
    Parks and Recreation: $483,000
    Police Protection: $373,000
    General - Other: $330,000
    Health - Other: $93,000
    Financial Administration: $81,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $374,939,000
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $124,660,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $221,673,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $1,062,527,000
    Public Welfare: $35,061,000
    Health and Hospitals: $9,789,000
    Other: $2,949,000
    General Local Government Support: $415,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,060,947,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $302,428,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $13,454,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $12,754,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $5,604,000
    Other Selective Sales: $5,195,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,694,000
    Other License: $1,987,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $921,529,000

Mecklenburg County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $82,207,000
  • Charges - Other: $81,491,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $36,213,000
    Higher Education - Other: $27,973,000
    Solid Waste Management: $22,780,000
    Sewerage: $18,825,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $14,862,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $11,864,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $11,739,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,033,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $2,111,000
    Parking Facilities: $1,030,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $229,496,000
    Other Higher Education: $66,566,000
    General Public Buildings: $64,863,000
    Parks and Recreation: $28,171,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $8,657,000
    Libraries: $7,299,000
    Housing and Community Development: $592,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,395,639,000
    Health - Other: $169,656,000
    Other Higher Education: $156,852,000
    Correctional Institutions: $120,544,000
    Police Protection: $106,586,000
    Liquor Stores: $99,940,000
    Transit Utilities: $55,916,000
    Housing and Community Development: $48,741,000
    Central Staff Services: $43,188,000
    Parks and Recreation: $38,504,000
    General - Other: $38,310,000
    Libraries: $33,280,000
    Financial Administration: $33,093,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $29,796,000
    Solid Waste Management: $19,552,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $18,257,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $16,382,000
    General Public Buildings: $13,832,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $13,565,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $11,046,000
    Local Fire Protection: $6,235,000
    Hospitals: $1,261,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $52,187,000
    Education: $14,600,000
    Health and Hospitals: $13,914,000
    Other: $11,416,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,134,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $96,052,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $17,681,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $6,841,000
    Other - General - Other: $2,092,000
    Other - Health - Other: $403,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $59,071,000
    General - Other: $914,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $102,057,000
    Health and Hospitals: $10,960,000
    Other: $2,400,000
    General Local Government Support: $419,000
    Public Welfare: $107,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,476,338,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,424,057,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $344,135,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $291,854,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $24,665,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $23,880,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $785,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $26,092,000
    Interest Earnings: $12,601,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $7,233,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,829,000
    Sale of Property: $1,607,000
    Rents: $313,000
    Special Assessments: $38,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $14,280,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,124,000
    Other Higher Education: $3,335,000
    Parks and Recreation: $483,000
    Police Protection: $373,000
    General - Other: $330,000
    Health - Other: $93,000
    Financial Administration: $81,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $374,939,000
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $124,660,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $221,673,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $1,062,527,000
    Public Welfare: $35,061,000
    Health and Hospitals: $9,789,000
    Other: $2,949,000
    General Local Government Support: $415,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,060,947,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $302,428,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $13,454,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $12,754,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $5,604,000
    Other Selective Sales: $5,195,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,694,000
    Other License: $1,987,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $921,529,000

Mecklenburg County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $82,207,000
  • Charges - Other: $81,491,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $36,213,000
    Higher Education - Other: $27,973,000
    Solid Waste Management: $22,780,000
    Sewerage: $18,825,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $14,862,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $11,864,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $11,739,000
    Parks and Recreation: $7,033,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $2,111,000
    Parking Facilities: $1,030,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $229,496,000
    Other Higher Education: $66,566,000
    General Public Buildings: $64,863,000
    Parks and Recreation: $28,171,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $8,657,000
    Libraries: $7,299,000
    Housing and Community Development: $592,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,395,639,000
    Health - Other: $169,656,000
    Other Higher Education: $156,852,000
    Correctional Institutions: $120,544,000
    Police Protection: $106,586,000
    Liquor Stores: $99,940,000
    Transit Utilities: $55,916,000
    Housing and Community Development: $48,741,000
    Central Staff Services: $43,188,000
    Parks and Recreation: $38,504,000
    General - Other: $38,310,000
    Libraries: $33,280,000
    Financial Administration: $33,093,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $29,796,000
    Solid Waste Management: $19,552,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $18,257,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $16,382,000
    General Public Buildings: $13,832,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $13,565,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $11,046,000
    Local Fire Protection: $6,235,000
    Hospitals: $1,261,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $52,187,000
    Education: $14,600,000
    Health and Hospitals: $13,914,000
    Other: $11,416,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,134,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $96,052,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $17,681,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $6,841,000
    Other - General - Other: $2,092,000
    Other - Health - Other: $403,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $59,071,000
    General - Other: $914,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $102,057,000
    Health and Hospitals: $10,960,000
    Other: $2,400,000
    General Local Government Support: $419,000
    Public Welfare: $107,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,476,338,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,424,057,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $344,135,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $291,854,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $24,665,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $23,880,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $785,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $26,092,000
    Interest Earnings: $12,601,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $7,233,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,829,000
    Sale of Property: $1,607,000
    Rents: $313,000
    Special Assessments: $38,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $14,280,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,124,000
    Other Higher Education: $3,335,000
    Parks and Recreation: $483,000
    Police Protection: $373,000
    General - Other: $330,000
    Health - Other: $93,000
    Financial Administration: $81,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $374,939,000
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $124,660,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $221,673,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $1,062,527,000
    Public Welfare: $35,061,000
    Health and Hospitals: $9,789,000
    Other: $2,949,000
    General Local Government Support: $415,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,060,947,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $302,428,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $13,454,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $12,754,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $5,604,000
    Other Selective Sales: $5,195,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $2,694,000
    Other License: $1,987,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $921,529,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 12,124
  • Number of aged recipients: 1,549
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 10,575
  • Number of recipients under 18: 2,780
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 6,703
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 2,641
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 3,633
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 5,432
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 144 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5,005$154,6195,484$222,88424,698$219,456547$133,11720$5,948,4501,779$150,14724$110,083
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED172$148,343378$252,3681,826$212,229118$62,8903$3,276,000153$132,83021$60,810
APPLICATIONS DENIED1,019$144,3171,010$200,6198,467$199,176576$53,8026$5,948,000825$133,69340$84,125
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN779$147,415821$210,1615,047$203,658155$112,5233$7,027,667414$145,28513$87,615
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS118$155,085163$214,5771,526$201,33775$135,9871$209,00073$145,5899$76,889
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 136 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED969$225,205843$208,29938$169,7890$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED393$227,486330$212,12156$135,0890$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED130$242,223161$201,85712$169,0001$77,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN80$222,50085$207,22415$179,6674$259,750
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS47$181,66031$172,87117$115,1760$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Mecklenburg, NC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Mecklenburg, NC - Value
Most common first names in Mecklenburg County, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James3,70070.7 years
Mary3,39478.2 years
John3,20973.0 years
William3,15773.1 years
Robert2,35870.4 years
Charles1,50670.8 years
Margaret1,25879.1 years
George1,21173.8 years
Thomas1,16771.7 years
Willie1,09470.9 years
Most common last names in Mecklenburg County, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1,45574.1 years
Williams1,05773.0 years
Johnson1,01872.2 years
Brown98773.9 years
Davis97871.6 years
Jones78372.8 years
Moore69573.2 years
Miller68272.7 years
Wilson66573.4 years
Alexander62875.4 years
Businesses in Mecklenburg County, NC
NameCountNameCount
ALDI8Journeys2
ALDO5Justice5
AMF Bowling3KFC14
AT&T20Kincaid5
Abercrombie & Fitch3Kmart2
Abercrombie Kids2Knights Inn2
Ace Hardware3Kohl's4
Advance Auto Parts17La Quinta2
Aeropostale3La-Z-Boy3
Aerosoles1Lane Bryant5
American Eagle Outfitters4Lane Furniture4
Ann Taylor6LensCrafters3
Apple Store1Little Caesars Pizza11
Applebee's5Long John Silver's1
Arby's11Lowe's9
Ashley Furniture3Macy's3
Audi1MainStay1
AutoZone15Marriott24
Avenue1Marshalls7
BMW2MasterBrand Cabinets26
Bakers2McDonald's41
Bally Total Fitness2Men's Wearhouse8
Banana Republic4Microtel4
Barnes & Noble4Motel 62
Baskin-Robbins13Motherhood Maternity5
Bath & Body Works8New Balance25
Bebe2New York & Co3
Bed Bath & Beyond3Nike60
Ben & Jerry's5Nissan3
Best Western3Nordstrom1
Blockbuster13Office Depot8
Brooks Brothers2OfficeMax4
Brookstone1Old Navy7
Budget Car Rental3Olive Garden2
Buffalo Wild Wings3On The Border2
Burger King22Outback5
Buybuy BABY1Outback Steakhouse5
CVS40Pac Sun2
Cache3Panda Express5
CarMax1Panera Bread10
Caribou Coffee11Papa John's Pizza11
Casual Male XL2Payless8
Catherines3Penske9
Charlotte Russe1PetSmart8
Chevrolet4Pier 1 Imports6
Chick-Fil-A22Pizza Hut20
Chico's3Plato's Closet2
Chipotle4Pottery Barn2
Chuck E. Cheese's2Pottery Barn Kids1
Church's Chicken3Qdoba Mexican Grill9
Cinnabon 5Quality5
Circle K21Quiznos12
Clarion1RadioShack13
Clarks2Ramada4
Cold Stone Creamery5Red Lobster1
Coldwater Creek3Red Robin3
Comfort Inn3Red Roof Inn2
Comfort Suites5Rite Aid37
Costco2Rodeway Inn2
Cracker Barrel2Rooms To Go5
Crate & Barrel1Ruby Tuesday3
Cricket Wireless41Rue211
Curves6Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing2
DHL1SAS Shoes2
Dairy Queen10SONIC Drive-In3
Days Inn6Sam's Club3
Decora Cabinetry9Sears8
Dennys1Sephora3
Discount Tire5Sheraton1
Domino's Pizza20Shoe Carnival2
DressBarn4Skechers USA1
Dressbarn3Sleep Inn5
Dunkin Donuts17Soma Intimates2
Econo Lodge5Spencer Gifts1
Eddie Bauer1Sprint Nextel13
Ethan Allen2Staples5
Express3Starbucks49
Extended Stay America3Steak 'n Shake2
Extended Stay Deluxe1Studio 61
FedEx198Studio Plus Deluxe Studios2
Finish Line2Subaru2
Firestone Complete Auto Care14Suburban2
Foot Locker4Subway56
Ford5Super 84
Forever 212T-Mobile32
GNC28T.G.I. Driday's3
GameStop14T.J.Maxx4
Gap5Taco Bell20
Goodwill4Talbots5
Gymboree4Target10
H&R Block30The Cheesecake Factory1
Haagen-Dazs2The Limited2
Hardee's5The Room Place2
Havertys Furniture2Tire Kingdom13
Haworth1Torrid1
Hilton22Toyota2
Hobby Lobby2Toys"R"Us3
Holiday Inn13Trader Joe's3
Hollister Co.3U-Haul34
Home Depot9UPS234
Homestead Studio Suites1Urban Outfitters1
Honda3Value City Furniture3
Hot Topic2Vans5
Howard Johnson1Verizon Wireless15
Hyatt5Victoria's Secret5
Hyundai3Volkswagen3
IHOP7Waffle House10
IKEA1Walgreens19
InTown Suites6Walmart8
J. Jill2Wendy's30
J.Crew2Westin1
JCPenney1Wet Seal1
Jack In The Box11Wingate2
Jamba Juice1YMCA15
JoS. A. Bank6Z Gallerie1
Jones New York25

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